Friday, August 26, 2011

Summer

It's time for my last project using the Simple Stories "100 Days of Summer" collection. I had a blast with this line because there are so many journaling cards and their sticker sheet is awesome! So, for this layout I wanted to incorporate those two things, because they're so much fun!


The "summer" banner was cut out of one of adorable patterned papers, I then threaded twine through a hole I created on the top two corners and then I used brads to tie the twine on to so it looked a bit more like the banner was hanging.



Supplies

Papers
Simple Stories / 100 Days of Summer - 100% Summer Fun
Simple Stories / 100 Days of Summer - Flash Cards
Simple Stories / 100 Days of Summer - Page Elements
Bo Bunny cardstock

Other
Simple Stories / 100 Days of Summer - Element Stickers
American Crafts brads
My Mind's Eye twine


I had such a great time creating this fun little project, and I hoped I've inspired you!

Monday, August 22, 2011

An Address Book

I've been wanting to create an address book for quite some time, but I haven't found the right collection to play with. That all changed when I received the Simple Stories "100 Days of Summer" collection in the mail. The papers are gorgeous and there is a cute house that's perfect for the cover! I actually cut out one of the houses from a journaling card, framed it, and then added the house sticker from the sticker sheet on top for some dimension. It kind of looks like the trees are in the background!


I created the pages for the address book in MS Word - now I just need to start filling them out!


This chipboard mini album by Maya Road came with envelopes and I knew that one would be perfect for holding stamps. I may also put my return address labels in another one! If you're using an album that didn't come with envelopes, you can always adhere one to one of the inside covers.




Supplies

Papers
Simple Stories / 100 Days of Summer - 100% Summer Fun
Simple Stories / 100 Days of Summer - Page Elements
Simple Stories / 100 Days of Summer - Journaling Elements #2

Other
Simple Stories / 100 Days of Summer - Alpha Stickers
Simple Stories / 100 Days of Summer - Element Stickers
Maya Road chipboard album
The Twinery / Twine Bundle - Caribbean Teal



I had such a great time creating this fun little project, and I hoped I've inspired you!



Sunday, August 14, 2011

Monday, August 8, 2011

Sun Kissed

One thing I love about Let's Capture Our Memories is their great selection! I've worked with so many lovely manufacturers and I've even been able to play with some companies that are new to me, including this month's Simple Stories. If you like Echo Park, I guarantee you'll love Simple Stories - 100 Days of Summer. This collection has a bit of a distressed look (which I love) and tons of tags and journaling cards - perfect for someone who enjoys fussy cutting as much as I do!


Yup, you guessed it - I cut out the sun and bathing suits from a journaling tag. But, if fussy cutting makes you a little nervous, there are element stickers in this collection that have these, too!


Supplies

Papers
Simple Stories / 100 Days of Summer - 100% Summer Fun
Simple Stories / 100 Days of Summer - Page Elements
Simple Stories / 100 Days of Summer - Flash Cards

Other
Simple Stories / 100 Days of Summer - Element Stickers
Shabby Chic Soak Up Icons
4 Heures 37 Clouds
Maya Road / Vintage Black stick pins
American Crafts Thickers
American Crafts Buttons